The ultra-luxury beach resort will be the first One&Only in Malaysia and will feature privately-owned homes, in an entirely new approach to hospitality in Southeast Asia
Kerzner, the owner of One&Only Resorts and Atlantis Resort & Residences brands worldwide has announced the introduction of One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia.
A 128-acre beachfront development, this ultimate bespoke lifestyle experience will include 42 suites, two luxury suites and an exclusive four-bedroom villa, as well as approximately 50 One&Only Private Homes available for purchase. This will be the first One&Only in Malaysia as part of the expanding One&Only collection, as the brand continues to grow and develop internationally.
“As part of the continued strategic global growth of Kerzner International, Malaysia is the perfect location for the next One&Only resort and for the brand to enter Asia. We are proud to have been selected to operate the ultra-luxury resort on Desaru Coast as One&Only and we look forward to announcing an opening date in the near future,” said Michael Wale, Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International.
Accessible from Singapore Changi International Airport and Senai International Airport in Johor, Desaru Coast is the new premium integrated destination located in the south-eastern region of Malaysia, in the state of Johor. Inspired by the azure ocean waters and lush tropical landscape, the resort will provide modern Malaysian elegance, showcasing the incredible natural elements of the region.
The resort, designed by award-winning architectural firm, Kerry Hill Architects, will place an emphasis on privacy, providing the ultimate hideaway, while secluded Private Homes, perfect for couples or large families, will be a sanctuary for those that want a private haven to call home. One&Only Desaru Coast will also be home to an indulgent destination spa, introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, with overall wellness at its core. A cutting-edge fitness centre –featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces–will also be part of the overall lifestyle offering. The destination is a golf-lover’s paradise with The Els Club Desaru Coast nearby, featuring both the Ocean Course, a 27-hole layout designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els and the Valley Course, a further 18-holes designed in collaboration with Els’ long-standing friend and fellow major champion, Vijay Singh.
The resort will offer three restaurants, a dynamic bar for the latest in mixology and a Beach Club, and outdoor spaces will be available for private events.